Brochure - 2015 Annual Conference

Chris Nowinski is co-founder and executive
director of the Sports Legacy Institute
(SLI), a non-profit organization dedicated
to solving the sports concussion crisis
through education, policy, and research.
He also serves as co-director of the BU CTE
Nowinski also serves on the NFL Players Association
Mackey-White TBI Research Committee, the Ivy League
Concussion Committee, Positive Coaching Alliance National
Advisory Board, and as a consultant to Major League
Lacrosse. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral
Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine.
Chris’ interest in brain trauma stems from personal
experience. An All-Ivy defensive tackle for the Harvard
University football team, after graduation, he began
working for the life sciences consulting firm Trinity Partners,
LLC. While there he decided to explore his passion for
professional wrestling, and enrolled in wrestling school at
night. Eighteen months later, in 2002, he debuted on
WWE’s flagship program Monday Night RAW.
Chris suffered a serious concussion in June, 2003, but due
to a lack of understanding, was not honest about his
symptoms and continued to wrestle and work out for five
weeks while symptomatic. He developed post-concussion
syndrome and was forced to retire. Chris realized that this
lack of awareness among athletes, coaches, and even
medical professionals not only cost him his career, abut also
threatened the health and well-being of athletes of all ages.
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Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers
(Approval #____________) for (_____________) continuing education contact hours.
Case Manager: This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager
Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCMP board certified case managers. The
course is approved for 4 CE contact hours. Activity code: ________. Approval number: ________.
To claim these CEs, lot into your CE Center account at
Rehab Counselors: The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee’s 26th Annual Brain Injury
Conference has been pre-approved for _____ continuing education credits by the Commission on
Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
Recreation Therapists: The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee’s 26th Annual Brain Injury
Conference offers _____ continuing education credits by the National Council for Therapeutic
Recreation Certification.
Occupational Therapists: The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee is an AOTA Approved
Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of
AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA
Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy
Association for .6 CEUs (6 Contact Hours) TPTA Approval number _____ for Class I Continuing
Education Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
Speech-Language Pathologists: The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is approved by the
Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to
provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course
information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider
approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate level; professional area.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 12 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for
specific filing requirements.
Christine Finnegan, MS, is a Music therapist in the Adjunctive Therapy Department and Centennial Medical Center.
Cindy Gardner,
Tana Hall,
Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and an Adjunct professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University
of Tennessee Health Science Center. She investigates communication and swallowing disorders, which arise secondary to traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurologic disease, and dementias in
both children and adults. Her primary research interest involves the investigation of hemispheric processing and neurocognitive skills for linguistic processes in individuals following traumatic
brain injury
Cindy Malawey, DPT, is the owner and clinician of Therapy in Motion Inc., an orthopedic and neurological practice, in Brentwood, TN. She worked at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica,
California, before moving to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA, where she began her neuro- developmental treatment (NDT) training in 1997. She became a Neuro-IFRAH™ instructor in
2004 (an approach originated by Waleed Al-Oboudi for individuals with lesions at the brainstem and above i.e. stroke and brain injury).
Mike Malawey, DPT, is the owner and clinician of Therapy in Motion Inc., an orthopedic and neurological practice in Brentwood, TN. Prior to his work with Therapy in Motion, Inc, he worked
for a private hospital in San Diego California for 8 years in the orthopedic department, followed by opening Malawey Physical Therapy, in San Diego North County for the purpose of providing
one-on-one care without use of aides or assistants. He has recently developed and launched a web-based program called Web Physical Therapy Today, which provide regimes to address
common musculoskeletal problems.
Tim Urbin, PhD, MBA, is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. He completed his degrees in Psychology at the
Universities of Illinois and Oklahoma and a MBA also from the University of Illinois. He is a veteran of the USAF and the Army National Guard, and his career has focused on providing training
and clinical services in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and rehabilitation psychology.
MARCH 17, 2015
State: _______
Payment: Check only via mail, submit with this form
Track (choose 1 track) and Price:
" Professional/medical track (for medical professionals)
Early-bird rate (on or before Feb. 28): $150
Rate on March 1 and after: $175
* Ask for the Brain Injury
Conference block of rooms
Please mail payment and registration form to:
Brain Injury Association of Tennessee
955 Woodland St.
Nashville, TN37205
" Survivor/Caregiver track (for survivors, caregivers, family/friends)
Early-bird rate (on or before Feb. 28): $30
Rate on March 1 and after: $45
Lunch order (choose 1): * all menu options are served with chips and drink
" Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich
" Roasted Vegetable Club Sandwich
" Grilled Tuscan Chicken Breast Sandwich
" Bistro Salad (w/ chicken and bacon)
" Bistro Salad (without chicken and bacon)
Mainstay Suites
107 Brentwood Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Ph: 615-371-8477
Zip: __________
Recommended Hotel:
Phone: ______________________ Email: _____________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
Name: ______________________________________________
Conference Location
Metro Bus Stop
(#26, Collins Auditorium)
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